Robert DeNiro Gets Out For Obama

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Scott Helman Boston Globe's Political Intelligence

Wait, wait, wait. Now Robert De Niro is for hope, too? This is really getting surreal. De Niro, the dean of "Goodfellas" thuggery, just made a surprise appearance at a rally here for Barack Obama, using words that we didn't know were even in his vocabulary.

"I've never made a speech like this at a political event before. So what am I doing here?" De Niro said. "I'm here because finally one person has inspired me. One person has given me hope. One person has made me believe that we can make a change." Pretty florid words from a guy who's whacked more than a few wise guys in his long career, don't you think?

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